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- Despite surge, many don't see bubble NEW YORK -- Is the stock market due for a pullback? The Dow Jones industrial average has surged 900 points since early October and crossed the 16,000-point threshold Monday. IPOs are hot again. Small investors, stirred from their post-recession daze,
- After twisters, damaged communities come together WASHINGTON, Ill. -- The cleanup from Sunday's outbreak of tornadoes had scarcely begun, but people in storm-ravaged towns like Washington, 140 miles southwest of Chicago, had to keep moving. The tornado cut a path about an eighth of a mile wide from
GOP: Health care law big opportunity
In his West Virginia district, the TV ads attacking Democratic Rep. Nick Rahall over the calamitous startup of President Barack Obama’s health care law have already begun.
VIDEO: Obama aims to 'fix' health plan cancellations
President Barack Obama is moving to let insurance companies keep selling policies that don't meet his overhaul's minimum standards. He's also acknowledging his administration badly fumbled the rollout of his signature domestic program.
Officials suspend search for missing hunter
The fruitless, weeklong search for Eric Smith, 41, involved nearly two dozen rescue workers and nearly 100 volunteers.
VIDEO: Less than 27,000 signed up on HealthCare.gov
The Obama administration revealed Wednesday that fewer than 27,000 people signed up for private health insurance in the 36 states relying on HealthCare.gov. Meantime lawmakers grilled the White House's IT chief about the troubled site.
- Proposed Ill. 'fracking' rules released to public CHICAGO -- The Illinois Department of Natural Resources published a first draft of Illinois' rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling on Friday, and environmental groups quickly criticized them as violating the spirit of regulations that industry,
- Rauner donates $500K to campaign for Illinois gov. CHICAGO (AP) -- Republican Bruce Rauner has made a $500,000 donation to his campaign for Illinois governor, lifting the caps on political contributions for everyone in the 2014 race and ensuring a big-money battle for the state's top job. The persona
- EPA proposes reducing biofuel mandate WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration on Friday proposed to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply for the first time, acknowledging that the biofuel law championed by both parties in 2007 is not working as well as expected. W
- Former Vegas mayor blames spat with Bourdain on booze LAS VEGAS -- In true Vegas fashion, former mayor Oscar Goodman is blaming it on the booze. Sin City's ubiquitous cheerleader made headlines when he threatened to go home Sunday night after waiting 20 minutes for an interview with Anthony Bourdain, ho
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